2020 hopeful Joe Biden vowed to stop inappropriately touching women in a recent “apology” video, after several women accused him of groping.
So, it was rather alarming when Biden singled out a 10-year-old child at a campaign event, nuzzled and whispered in her ear, while asking for address and telling her she was “good looking.”
A WAPO reporter on the scene during Biden’s campaign event reacted to the uncomfortable and inappropriate moment in a tweet.
In a somewhat odd moment at tonight's AFT town hall, Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking." He takes her over to the assembled reporters, then stands behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders while he's talking.
— Felicia Sonmez (@feliciasonmez) May 28, 2019
Watch the video:
Joe Biden, who has publicly stated that he would stop touching women without their permission and would respect their space, touches a young girl at a campaign rally
Biden tells her, “I bet you’re as bright as you are good looking” pic.twitter.com/CtAVELvYrX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 28, 2019